Taanach (Tay´uh-nak)

A site in Palestine occupied for over three thousand years. Ancient Taanach was located on the southern edge of the Esdraelon Plain five miles southeast of Megiddo, close to the modern village that still bears the name. According to the Bible, Joshua defeated the king of Taanach (Josh 12:21), and although the town was allotted to Manasseh (Josh 17:11; 1Chr 7:29) and named a levitical city (Josh 21:25), the Canaanites were not driven out (Judg 1:27). Taanach is also mentioned as the place where Deborah and Barak defeated the Canaanites; the victory is celebrated in the Song of Deborah (Judg 5:19). It is later listed as being included in one of Solomon’s administrative districts (1Kgs 4:12).

Josh 12:21

21the king of Taanach

the king of Megiddo

Josh 17:11

11Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-d ... View more

1Chr 7:29

29also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons o ... View more

Josh 21:25

25Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Taanach with its pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands—two towns.

Judg 1:27

27Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inh ... View more

Judg 5:19

19“The kings came, they fought;
then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
they got no spoils of silver.

1Kgs 4:12

12Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as the other ... View more

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